Walking Where Jesus Walked

The first book of a series documenting specific case studies of worshiping communities. This first book is set in Jerusalem following history, people, and worship practices.

By:
Lester Ruth     Carrie Steenwyk     John D. Witvliet    
Publisher:
Eerdmans, 2010

The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. This inaugural volume, Walking Where Jesus Walked, uses vivid descriptions of Jerusalem, its history, its people, and its worship practices to set the stage for a rich selection of primary church documents, presenting readers with a vibrant snapshot of the church at Jerusalem in the fourth century.

Some of the primary materials included here:

  • Select art, artifacts, and architectural drawings
  • Egeria’s Diary: A Pilgrim’s Observations of Jerusalem at Worship
  • The lectionary and communion prayer likely used in Jerusalem
  • The Liturgy of St. James, historically associated with Jerusalem
  • Excerpts from the sermons of Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem

Review

"What an extraordinary book Walking Where Jesus Walked is in every way. For those who know something about this period, here is a way of bringing it all together in one place. For those who know nothing about Jerusalem and the fourth century, the delight of entering this world awaits them....What a great start for this series on "The Church at Worship."

Arthur A. Just Jr.
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Published book review in Cross Accent, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2011.

 

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About the Authors

Lester Ruth

Lester Ruth is research professor of Christian worship at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. Read more »
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Carrie Steenwyk

Carrie Steenwyk is the Publications Manager for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Read more »
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John D. Witvliet

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, & congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Read more »
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